‘Graf Zeppelin’ Was Nazi Germany’s Big, Dumb Aircraft Carrier


From the first days of his ascension to power, Adolf Hitler planned to rebuild the Kriegsmarine into a world-class navy. Most of the world’s other major fleets included aircraft carriers, and so German naval authorities soon determined that the... Read more

Trump’s Bigger Fleet Is Dead in the Water


U.S. president Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to expand the U.S. Navy to... Read more

We’ve Spotted Some Secret Iraqi Spy Planes Hot


On May 10, 2017, a ceremony took place at Al Muthana air base in... Read more

The Battle of Dunkirk Was Nerve-Wracking—and Bizarre


Open Road Media sponsored this post. It’s hard to grasp the unfolding disaster that... Read more

I Learned How to Make My Own Bullets


Widener’s sponsored this post. Longtime readers probably won’t find it shocking that I enjoy... Read more
After Bailing Out Assad, the Russian Military Risks a Syria Quagmire
It has been well over one year, seven months since Russia’s military intervened in Syria’s civil war. From the...
From Loathed to Loved—the Deadly History of the Submarine

From Loathed to Loved—the Deadly History of the Submarine

Submarines are an accepted part of a strong navy and the cornerstone vessel of a superpower. But these stealth...

‘Graf Zeppelin’ Was Nazi Germany’s Big, Dumb Aircraft Carrier

‘Graf Zeppelin’ Was Nazi Germany’s Big, Dumb Aircraft Carrier

From the first days of his ascension to power, Adolf Hitler planned to rebuild the Kriegsmarine into a world-class...

The FBI’s Ugly History Led to Donald Trump

The FBI’s Ugly History Led to Donald Trump

U.S. domestic counter-intelligence and foreign espionage are supposed to be divided between the FBI at home and the CIA...

High-Tech U.S. Spy Plane Supports Combat Ops in Africa, South America

High-Tech U.S. Spy Plane Supports Combat Ops in Africa, South America

The Army is testing a next-generation surveillance plane engineered to identify enemy targets quickly from the air with a...

This Is What It Looks Like When a C-5 Galaxy Nearly Crash-Lands

This Is What It Looks Like When a C-5 Galaxy Nearly Crash-Lands

The top image was reportedly taken on May 22, 2017 at Rota air base in Spain. Sent to us...

Trump’s Bigger Fleet Is Dead in the Water

Trump’s Bigger Fleet Is Dead in the Water

U.S. president Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 front-line warships — a...

China Wants to Sell Attack Helicopters to the World

China Wants to Sell Attack Helicopters to the World

Chinese aircraft company AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group debuted its new Z-19E Black Whirlwind attack helicopter during the type’s...

Misrata Militants Are Winning the Air War in Southwest Libya

Misrata Militants Are Winning the Air War in Southwest Libya

On May 18, 2017, the Third Force — a Misrata-based Libyan militia — attached the Libyan National Army’s Birak...

A Narco Airstrip in Guatemala Is a Just a Hop Away From a Military Outpost

A Narco Airstrip in Guatemala Is a Just a Hop Away From a Military Outpost

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. A news organization in Guatemala discovered a clandestine drug trafficking airstrip located...

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